Hello friends and family! As most of you know, I’ve been diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer (invasive ductile carcinoma with HER2+) in my right breast and lymph node under my right arm while pregnant. I am currently 30 weeks pregnant and my team of doctors want to bring our baby girl into the world at about 35 weeks which is mid-December. I had my 1st round of chemo last week then one more treatment next week and after that I will hopefully get a 3-4 week break before, we meet our precious girl a month early. They are not sure of her arrival because it will all depend on my health and her development. Once she arrives, my oncologist, Dr. McGee, will give me time to heal and then they will do some scans and reassess my treatments. Dr. McGee said that we will have a clean slate and once he has the scans, we’ll start over with a new chemo plan. There is a possibility of surgery in the future, but we will cross that bridge once we get to it.
Chad and I were in shock the first week but with the help of the Lord, prayer warriors, and amazing support, we have felt more and more peace day by day. God has been faithful throughout this journey and has given us joy at moments we needed. Chad and I are so thankful for our family, friends, church, and our wonderful doctors and staff that are taking care of me. Many of you have asked how to help and we just don’t know but with this website I will post things on the calendar that we need help with as they come up such as cleaning, meals, babysitting, or picking up groceries or meds. We could also use gas cards as we will be driving a lot to Huntsville the next several months and gift cards for diapers, wipes, bottles, and formula for baby girl.
Pray for the health of baby girl and that we make wise choices about her arrival date. Pray that she doesn’t have to spend time in the NICU and that we are able to bond with her.
Pray for Elijah because his world has already changed by seeing us gone so much but it will get harder for him.
Pray for our marriage that it will be strengthened through out this journey and that we will lean on God.
Pray for my health: that I don’t have the BRCA “Cancer” gene, that the chemo kills all the cancer cells, and that I don’t get sick between now and baby girl’s arrival.
We love you all and thank you so much for walking this journey with us.